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Maryland teens charged after blowing up mailboxes

| Oct 1, 2013 | Drunk Driving

Police took three teenage boys into custody in Anne Arundel County after they allegedly blew up mailboxes. Police began to receive numerous emergency calls around 1 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 26. Callers were reporting possible shots heard in Davidsonville in the 1500 block of Patuxent Manor Road.

When police officers were responding to the emergency calls, they received another emergency call reporting of a mailbox exploding. The officers heard the explosions and stopped all oncoming traffic as a result. Another mailbox exploded in Harwood on Stocketts Run Road. A gray four-door Toyota was stopped on Harwood Drive, and police reportedly found evidence in the car that indicated that the four occupants were responsible for the blown-up mailboxes. The 17-year-old driver of the vehicle was given a juvenile drunk driving charge. He was also charged with possession of marijuana, possession of fireworks without a permit, and manufacture, possession and use of a destructive device.

The three other occupants of the car, one of whom was 18 years old and the other two who were 19 years old, were charged with marijuana possession, possession of fireworks without a permit, and possession, manufacture and use of a destructive device. Additionally, one of the 19-year-old teens was charged with possession of a controlled substance. Police are reportedly investigating to determine whether the teenagers are connected to other incidents of the same nature in the area.

The consequences for criminal charges such as the ones listed above could carry a jail sentence. Other consequences include having to pay fines, fees and restitution as well as having to complete probation sentences and community service hours. The teen charged with a DWI could have his driving privileges suspended as well. Criminal law attorneys may help the teens fight their charges in a court of law or at least help them negotiate better sentences with the prosecution.

Source: CBS Baltimore, “3 Teens Arrested For Blowing Up Mailboxes In Anne Arundel County“, September 26, 2013